Qatar Airways Places $120 Million CF6-80E1 Order for New Airbus A330 Fleet.Business Editors
EVENDALE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2001
As part of an aggressive fleet expansion program, Qatar Airways Qatar Airways (Arabic: القطرية) is an airline based in Doha, Qatar. It operates a hub and spoke network based in Doha, linking 81 international destinations. has selected GE's CF6-80E1 engine to power five firm, three option Airbus Industrie A330-200 aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $120 million.
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"We completed a very extensive technical evaluation The study and investigations by a developing agency to determine the technical suitability of material, equipment, or a system for use in the Military Services. See also operational evaluation. before placing this order," said Akbar Al Baker Akbar al-Baker (Arabic: أكبر الباكر; born 1960 in Doha, Qatar) is the CEO of Qatar Airways.
Mr al-Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1996. , president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Qatar Airways. "We selected GE and the CF6-80E1 based on the engine's outstanding performance and reliability, and the high level of support the company provides its customers."
"Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing carriers in the Middle East," said Muhammed Al-Lamadani, general manager of Eastern and Northern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East for GE. "We are delighted that this airline has decided to make GE such an integral part of its growth. Our commitment is to show them, every day, that they have made the right choice."
Qatar is scheduled to receive its first A330-200 in 2002. The airline will use the long-range, twin-engine A330s on its routes throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
To meet the challenges of the very demanding environment in which Qatar operates, the aircraft will be powered by the -80E1A3 model, rated at 72,000 pounds takeoff thrust.